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Remember the Alamo (Rad Cat)

I’d like to share an analogy: Jonnie and Billy are playing in the sandbox. All of a sudden there’s loud yelling, then crying. Upon investigation, one finds Jonnie has a bloody nose and is crying while Billy is holding his Tonka truck. Maybe it’s not a great analogy but it …

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Are you a qualified facility?

The FDA issued industry guidance today (9/14/2018) for very small companies manufacturing pet food. These are companies grossing less than $500,000 a year. As the guidance document is written in legalese, a simplified clarification follows: All companies producing animal food are required to be registered. If the companies gross >$500,000 …

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What is 5-log reduction?

5-log reduction refers to pathogen control. The term is primarily used in the food industry. For example, if a surface or product has 100,000 bacterial microbes, a 5-log reduction would reduce that number to zero. In 7-log reduction, 10 million microbes will be killed with the treatment step. Lately, there …

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Ready? One month ’til FSMA!

September 17, 2018 is approaching quickly. This is the deadline by which small and very small pet food manufacturers need to be compliant with FSMA. Compliance options: have somebody on your staff PCQI trained or hire a company to administer the program for you. Whoever is involved must be able …

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